Voluntary Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (VADRP)
As of July 1, 2011, the Ottawa Police Service’s Voluntary Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (VADRP) will be administered by the Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation (CIIAN), an independent, third party, Ottawa-based non-profit organization.
The VADRP provides a system of alternate dispute resolution to the Ottawa Police Service in its handling of public complaints against members, as well as internal personnel issues. In addition, it offers members of the public and of the police service, the opportunity for a timely, effective, private, and voluntary resolution of a complaint.
The Ottawa Police Service is interested in what complainants have to say and recognizes the impact of negative police interaction. The VADRP’s intent is to improve police/community relationships and allow for open and honest discourse between parties.
For more information, please contact the VADRP Program Coordinator, Lisa Bianco at BiancoLE@ottawapolice.ca
From left to right: Marie Coady, VADRP Program Coordinator, Dr. Evan Hoffman, Executive Director of CIIAN, S/Sgt. Michel Marin, Professional Standards Section, Steven Gaon, VADRP Roster Mediator, and Richard Moore, VADRP Roster Mediator.
Frequently Asked Questions about the VADRP